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Well, over the last decade i've seen hundreds try to improve their Makefile.PL, all they do is break INC=/LIBS=/postamble, and require my manual intervention beyond specifying INC/LIBS
Sounds like a personal problem ...
there are way too many platform/compiler combinations, bugs are easy to make
Agreed, And that is exactly why a Dumb MakeMaker is a Smart MakeMaker!
Take a look inside Alien::, inside Alien::SDL, Alien::wxWidgets, XML::LibXML, and check the bug cue -- reinventing sh configure is hard work
Sorry, But I could really care less about others workload, I have my own to worry about.
there is a lot to be said for KISS
Love their music ... However, Keeping It Stupid Simple is my point, it's not, it's trying to be smart and failing!
Nope, read Re^5: h2xs on Windows, it has always accepted them, before :nosearch liblist would leave them alone, but since :nosearch it doesn't leave them alone unless you use :nosearch
The code in Kid.pm::_unix_os2_ext says you are wrong ...